29.04.2021

Let’s get our hands dirty! A new EAEA background report on greening adult learning and education

Time is moving quickly, and anything around the term “sustainability” has gained widespread attention in the past years. From the dinner table to the Sunday night talk show and into our local adult education centres, sustainability is arriving at the centre stage of many European societies. What is at stake and what are our pathways to advocacy for a sustainable future for all?

“We are not in the same boat – we are in the same storm,” states a new report published by EAEA, analysing European and international perspectives on adult learning and education (ALE) and sustainability. Arguing that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has showcased how important political will is in transforming societies, the report makes a compelling case for more advocacy at all levels to achieve a just and fair recovery.

Looking at key initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Green Deal and the European Skills Agenda, the report takes stock of the policy commitments and achievements, with particular attention paid to possible links to non-formal adult learning and education. A call to action offers inspiration to those who would like to increase their efforts in advocacy for more sustainable, fair, holistic and inclusive education.

Consult the report:

23.01.2023 skills

The "Forgotten" of digitalisation

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) organized their event, titled "The Forgotten of Digitalisation," during the LLLWeek of 2022 in Brussels.

13.01.2023 jobs

The EAEA is looking for an Administration Officer

We're hiring a full-time Administration Officer to join our motivated team in Brussels. Are you a wizard in administrative, HR, and financial matters? Do you have a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience, preferably in a European environment, and speak fluent English and either Dutch or French? Then we're very much looking forward to meeting you soon!

22.12.2022 cooperation

Not a place of quiet: a conference in Moldova highlights the role of adult learning centres in local development

Against the background of multiple crises and rising political tensions in Europe, how can adult learning providers highlight their contribution to democracy and social inclusion? A recent conference in Chisinau, Moldova, organised by DVV International in collaboration with EAEA, looked at new spaces for learning, and the challenges and opportunities of partnerships between adult learning providers and municipalities to encourage local development.